Dainese Scout EVO Gore-Tex Gloves
disppointing glove purchase
I want to like these gloves, but here are the flaws for me:
The layers (palm leather, insulation, shell) can slide over one another, meaning that even in a glove that fits, your hand can move around inside. I find this to be a bit distracting while riding.
The wrist cinch is badly placed for me. I can feel the little metal ring whenever i move my wrist.
The textile fabric is breathable, which is good, until the wind from outside penetrates to your fingers.
The several layers make the glove more bulky and increase had fatigue for me.
I wish they had a bit more protection.
So I'm a bit disappointed. they are definitely warmer than my other gloves, but I wish i hadn't spent $180 on them.
January 21, 2016
Good while they lasted, to bad they didn't.
I really wanted to love these gloves, but I had two problems.
1. The lining under the palm is thick and can be uncomfortable. I could have look passed this.
2. The big problem is that the material on the index and middle finger is not leather. It's very thin for tactile feel. It's nice, until it wears through. When putting the gloves on the thin materials rubs on the rough velcro and wears through. Both index fingers have 1 inch holes that my fingers show through. This happened after one winter of daily commuting in Portland. Further more, I contacted Dianese and they brushed me off saying that this was not typical. :(
I really wanted to love these gloves, but the holes in a waterproof glove don't work.
January 4, 2016
Strong, comfortable all-condition gloves
The Dainese Scout EVO gloves are strong, comfortable gloves that handle all conditions. Although they are a bit through the wrist for me, the rest of the glove fits me like, well, a glove! I like the comfortable but secure feel with no sticking or cramping.
The velcro-sealed gauntlets and wrist straps are a great touch, since they keep the gloves secure to your hands and your entire forearm protected from the elements.
These are the best gloves I've ever owned, and well worth the money.
December 7, 2015
I got these for rainy and chilly days
It was a cool morning on a ride so I tossed them on. It was around 50, and they worked like a charm! Still able to feel the controls and everything! I will always trust Gore-Tex 100% from when I was in the military we were issued it. It was great to have warm hands instead of cold hands on a cool day!
December 7, 2015
I bought these to commute during the cold, rainy Seattle winter. They are definitely waterproof - I have been using them for the past three months in some NASTY rain. So, bulleted list:
- Comfy lining - lining and primaloft fill feels really nice
- Yellow fingers extra bit of visibility when it gets dark early
- Bulky - takes a couple of rides to get used to
- Needs to be supplemented with heated grips/heated liners when it gets below 40F. I used them without heated grips in 30F weather and even on a short ride (~30 mins) it was miserable and my fingers were numb. But I don't think you could get much warmer without adding more bulk, which brings me back to my first bullet point...
Summary: Waterproof, good to 40F. Below supplement with heated grips/liners.
December 1, 2015
Better for a brisk fall than for winter.
The glove is well made and has so far been very durable for nearly 2,000 miles. The stitching is holding up very well and the fabric, although a little "fuzzy" in some of the areas due to wear, still looks great. The leather on the palms and the faux on some of the digits is still holding up very well.
No dexterity issues for a glove this thick. In fact, I've gotten to where I don't really like thinner gloves lately because of how comfortable these are.
No air flow whatsoever, as to be expected from a glove to keep you warm, but the insulation is not that great for the definite cold (and in Houston, that means mid-50s and below for us). Heated grips or a thin winter inner glove liner is necessary for longer rides in mid-50s and definitely necessary for any ride mid-30s.
The fit is right on with the size chart and overall, a great glove.
November 23, 2015
Great to a point.
I bought these as my first pair of gloves figured I would get goretex because its lifetime warrenty and garenteed to keep you dry. I have not tested the water proof ness or water resistance of the product however I have ridden in 50 degrees F at night. I have to say they do a decent job of keeping my hands warm in the cold however I did notice my hands did start to get cold after 20 minutes of riding, Nothing unbearable just noticed my hands were cold. I am betting using a pair of latex gloves and then these will keep my hand warm. I ride a 2016 fz07 so no wind protection or hand gaurds atm.
These gloves are fairly thick so your throttle response will be a bit odd feeling but as I am a new rider I rode for 10 minutes and then was used to it and actually enjoyed these gloves a great deal. The protection seems good, keep my hands warm at night in the 50s so overall id say good buy. I would like the thermal warmth to be a bit better but then again my hands and feet get cold super easily. Going to try latex gloves in combination and see how well these do and redo this review.
I would recommend these, takes a few minutes to get used to the feeling but I like them.
November 13, 2015
I used these this past spring for a ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was 35 degrees and raining the morning we left. My hands were dry for a bit but a couple hours into riding and they were soaked. I have heated grips and then started using those heat shaker packets and my hands were still freezing. We had to pull over every 40 minutes to warm up. I have not used them in the warmer weather like 50+ so they might fare better but if you are using them below that I would suggest getting heated gloves.
June 8, 2015